Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling in deeper and deeper waters, where payoffs can be huge but risks are greater than ever.
By Kevin McGill, Matthew Brown, Associated Press
A Louisiana island that provides critical nesting habitat for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of erosion and a crippling 2010 oil spill.
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in a statement the administration was acting to eliminate "unnecessary regulatory burdens while maintaining safety and environmental protection offshore."…
By Janet McConnaughey, Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with the federal government and five states, effectively ending litigation stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and subsequent oil spill.
Former BP executive David Rainey was acquitted on charges of lying to congressional investigators after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
Rough waters and high winds were complicating efforts to clean up a recent oil spill off the coast of California, state officials said Saturday.
By PBS NewsHour
How is the Gulf Coast coping with the effects of the massive 2010 BP oil spill five years later? Judy Woodruff talks to John Young, president of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish, and Mark Schleifstein of Nola.com and The Times-Picayune about the…
By PBS NewsHour
Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 and sending a torrent of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. When it was finally capped, more than 100 million gallons had spilled, resulting in the deaths of…
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